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ARC Baltic

Cruising over six weeks, ARC Baltic takes you on a 1,800nm voyage of discovery through Europe’s “east sea”, combining days of social cruising with exploring the Baltic’s fascinating culture and history ashore. The rally format has been adapted to the Baltic and the individual rally legs are short, one to two days, with the focus to experience the cultural history of the region and enjoy the stunning beauty of the Swedish and Finnish archipelagos.

The rally includes
• World Cruising Club staff on hand throughout the event with comprehensive sailing experience and historical knowledge of the Baltic
• Berthing – for three nights before the start from Rostock, plus approximately twenty two nights during stopovers
• Tours - in Rønne, Visby, Tallinn, St. Petersburg, Helsinki, Stockholm and Kalmar
• Comprehensive social programme and dinners in five stopovers
• Use of facilities at host yacht clubs in Russia, Finland and Sweden
• Agents fees and assistance for clearance into Russia
• Access to discounts for nautical books and charts, and GILL clothing on orders placed through our website


Meet World Cruising Club at the Open Yard Weekend – Orust, Sweden.

Andy Schell and Mia Karlsson from the World Cruising Team will be at the annual Open Yard show at Orust, Sweden this coming weekend from 21-23 August. This relaxed weekend event combines an in-water boat show, with a cruiser rendezvous, all in a delightful setting just north of Gothenburg, Sweden. As well as boats from leading bluewater yards, there are shore-side equipment displays, cruising... Click here for more info..

ARC Baltic 2015 - An end to a fulfilling six weeks.

Six weeks ago the ARC Baltic 2015 fleet departed the new start port of Yachthafen Hohe Düne in Warnemünde, Germany for the second edition of the rally. With crew comprising from eleven different nationalities, the rally has visited some unforgettable destinations including the small medieval Swedish town of Visby, the impressive experience of sailing into and sightseeing St. Petersburg, Russia... Click here for more info..

Sailing through the Finnish archipelago.

After departure from Helsinki in the spectacle of a parade of sail, the ARC Baltic fleet set sail to enjoy the beautiful Finish archipelago. Sailing through the many islands, the narrow channels and passages allowed crews to explore the unspoiled nature and many hidden and private anchorages en-route, of which there are plentiful. A sight to see, the archipelago is made up of thousands of... Click here for more info..
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Widago - English Channel @ Night

With the ARC Baltic Rally literally in our wake, WIDAGO now makes haste towards the UK. And just time - I was in a near panic earlier today at teatime only to find we were in fact out of English Tea. Luckily we are scheduled to arrive in Brighton read more...


Shenanigan - ARC Baltic draws to a close

After a night on the island of Oland, we had a perfect sail for the last 15 miles to our final ARC Baltic destination of Kalmar, arriving earlier than the rest of the fleet in time for Mack and Col’s arrival.  As we entered Kalmar marina we read more...


Lyonesse - Helsinki - Mariehamn - Stockholm

Samstag, 15. August 2015Viel Abwechslung in der letzten Woche – daher mal wieder nur Stichpunkte:Bisher entspannteste Woche der ARC Baltic dank kürzerer Tagesetappen - viel Spaß an Bord mit den neuen Crewmitgliedern Kerstin, Lutz, Kendall und Felix read more...


Shenanigan - Final Leg

We can’t believe that we are on the last leg of our ARC Baltic Rally. Looking back over our photos we are amazed at all the places we have been to and all the wonderful sights we have seen and visited along the way since leaving Rostock nearly six read more...


Shenanigan - Mariehamn to Saltsjobadens

We left Mariehamn in glorious sunshine. Boats ahead of us on the radio were talking of poor visibility and exchanging very clear references on radar readings. Sure enough around lunchtime we found ourselves in the same dense sea fog and understood read more...

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This has been a memorable experience. Thank you so much for organising it and enabling us to do so much with your backing. We will talk about this summer for a long time!
Ted & Jane Warren, sy Longbow of Argyll, ARC Baltic 2014
For us and our family this has been one of our top ten vacation experiences. It has given us more competence and faith in our abilities and we found many new friends who shared the same love for the sea.
Kim Graven Nielsen, sy North Star ARC Baltic 2014

World Cruising Club

Offshore Yacht Rigging Podcast with Mike Meer

Episode #102 of '59º North,' is Mike Meer, head rigger at Port Annapolis Marina and Rigging Inspector for the Caribbean 1500. It’s all about yacht rigging in the context of ocean sailing, in Mike’s witty, fun-loving style. He’s a cool guy, and he gets across complex rigging issues in a very understandable manner. The slides from Mike’s talk are available at this episode’s blog page on 59-north.com/sailingpodcast, so head there to follow along. Mike's talk was recorded at the March Ocean Sailing Seminar in Annapolis, Maryland. Click here to see other learning opportunities from World Cruising Club.... more info

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